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301555735 Report to the readership.  
301555734 The minority report: disproportionate representation in Australia's largest education system.  
The overrepresentation of students from minority ethnic groups in separate special education settings has been extensively documented in North America, yet little research exists for Australian...
301555733 Enhancing the accessibility of high school science tests: a multistate experiment.  
This study was inspired by the final regulations for the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) indicating that each state has the option to develop a new assessment for students whose disabilities have...
301555732 Effectiveness of decoding and phonological awareness interventions for children with down syndrome.  
Many children with intellectual disability, including children with Down syndrome, have teachers who are unsure what type of reading instruction is likely to increase outcomes for their...
301555731 Audited financial statements: Council for Exceptional Children: December 31, 2011.  
301555730 Effects of multi-tier academic and behavior instruction on difficult-to-teach students.  
This article addresses the effects of 3-tiered comprehensive reading and behavior interventions on K-3 student outcomes in 7 urban elementary schools with a high prevalence of students...
301555729 Cost of alternative route special education teacher preparation.  
In this study, the authors estimated costs of alternative route preparation to provide states a basis for allocating training funds to maximize production. Thirty-one special education alternative...
301555728 The relationship between parent expectations and postschool outcomes of adolescents with disabilities.  
A secondary analysis was conducted of the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 to examine (a) main effects of parents' school and postschool outcome expectations on the actual outcomes...
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294895662 Evaluating sensitivity to behavioral change using direct behavior rating single-item scales.  
In this study, the researchers evaluated the sensitivity of Direct Behavior Rating Single-Item Scales (DBR-SIS) for assessing behavior change in response to an intervention. Included in the...
294895661 High-quality school-based pre-K can boost early learning for children with special needs.  
This article assesses the effects of Tulsa, Oklahoma's school-based prekindergarten program on the school readiness of children with special needs using a regression discontinuity...
294895660 Reading comprehension profiles of high-functioning students on the autism spectrum: a grounded theory.  
Using a constructivist grounded theory approach, this study sought to understand what influences reading comprehension and how meaning is made from text among high-functioning individuals with...
294895659 Congratulations to CEC's 2012 professional award winners.  
294895658 Universal screening in mathematics for the primary grades: beginnings of a research base.  
This article describes key findings from contemporary research on screening for early primary grade students in the area of mathematics. Existing studies were used to illustrate the constructs...
294895657 The sustainability of schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports.  
A summary of the available literature on sustainability is provided and recommended sustainability features are applied to implementation of schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports...
294895656 Culturally different students in special education: looking backward to move forward.  
As the "land of opportunity" and arguably the greatest country in the world, the United States continues to change--culturally, racially, and linguistically. Reports abound regarding the...
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282425912 Judicial appeals for hearing/review officer decisions under IDEA: an empirical analysis.  
This study analyzed the 65 hearing officer decisions in Illinois between 1982 and 2010 that were subject to a court appeal available in the Westlaw or Individuals With Disabilities Education Law...
282425911 Curriculum-based measurement of oral reading: quality of progress monitoring outcomes.  
Curriculum-based measurement of oral reading (CBM-R) is frequently used to set student goals and monitor student progress. This study examined the quality of growth estimates derived from CBM-R...
282425910 The effectiveness of teaching 10th-grade students STOP, AIMS, and DARE for planning and drafting persuasive text.  
Explicitly and systematically teaching strategies for planning and drafting specific types of text has improved the writing of elementary and middle school students with disabilities in previous...
282425909 Effects of a Tier 2 supplemental reading intervention for at-risk fourth-grade students.  
This study investigated a Tier 2 intervention in the context of a response-to-intervention (RTI) model for 123 fourth-grade students identified as having a high probability of reading failure. A...
282425908 Inclusive inquiry science using peer-mediated embedded instruction for students with moderate intellectual disability.  
There has been limited research on the acquisition of grade-aligned science skills for students with moderate intellectual disability, with even more restriction on academic skills in inclusive...
282425907 Mathematics difficulty with and without reading difficulty: findings and implications from a four-year longitudinal study.  
An overarching question guided this study: What is mathematics difficulty (MD) independent of reading difficulty (RD)? The sample included 203 children whom the researchers followed from...
282425906 Smart RTI: a next-generation approach to multilevel prevention.  
During the past decade, responsiveness to intervention (RTI) has become popular among many practitioners as a means of transforming schooling into a multilevel prevention system. Popularity aside,...
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276720581 Paraprofessional involvement in self-determination instruction for students with high-incidence disabilities.  
Although enhancing students" self-determination is advocated as a central element of high-quality special education and transition services, little is known about the ways in which...
276720580 Evaluation of synchronous online tutoring for students at risk of reading failure.  
This study examined the effects of online reading instruction for at-risk fourth-grade students in Philadelphia. The authors used a multiple baseline design to assess the extent to which the...
276720579 Using word identification fluency to monitor first-grade reading development.  
This study assessed the effects of sampling breadth on technical features of word identification fluency (WIF), a tool for screening and monitoring the reading development of first graders. From a...
276720578 Behavior intervention for students with externalizing behavior problems: primary-level standard protocol.  
This article examined the efficacy of a primary-level, standard-protocol behavior intervention for students with externalizing behavioral disorders. Elementary schools were randomly assigned...
276720577 Development patterns of occupational aspirations in adolescents with high-incidence disabilities.  
This study analyzed the longitudinal development of occupational aspiration prestige scores over a 12-year period (Grade 8 to 8 years postsecondary) to better understand this aspect of career...
276720576 The impact of the self-determined learning model of instruction on student self-determination.  
Promoting self-determination has become a best practice in special education. There remains, however, a paucity of causal evidence for interventions to promote self-determination. This article...
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266217198 Report to the readership.  
266217197 Efficacy and social validity of peer support arrangements for adolescents with disabilities.  
Current research and policy emphasize providing students with severe disabilities with the supports needed to participate socially and academically within inclusive classrooms. The authors...
266217196 Growth in reading achievement of students with disabilities, ages 7 to 17.  
Using data from the Special Education Elementary Longitudinal Study (SRI International, 2002), this study estimated reading growth trajectories in a nationally representative sample of 3,421...
266217195 Efficacy of a reading intervention for middle school students with learning disabilities.  
This experimental study reports findings on the effects from a year-long reading intervention providing daily 50-min sessions to middle school students with identified learning disabilities (n =...
266217194 Capturing implicit policy from NCLB test type assignments of students with disabilities.  
This study examined the learner characteristics and performance scores of students in the 2009 alternate assessment-modified achievement standard for one Midwestern state. Comparing performance...
266217193 The quality of life of siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder.  
This study investigated how siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) describe and define their quality of life. Using a qualitative research design, the authors collected data...
266217192 Audited financial statements: council for exceptional children December 31, 2010.  
266217191 Social network placement of rural secondary students with disabilities: affiliation and centrality.  
This study examined social network centrality (i.e., social salience, peer group linkages) and peer affiliations in 20 rural high schools across the United States. The total sample consisted of...
266217190 Early numeracy intervention program for first-grade students with mathematics difficulties.  
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of an early numeracy preventative Tier 2 intervention on the mathematics performance of first-grade students with mathematics difficulties....
260582218 Social outcomes of students who are deaf and hard of hearing in general education classrooms.  
Students with hearing loss attending general education classrooms have been reported to experience difficulties in social skills and relationships. This 5-year longitudinal study examined the...
260582217 High- and average-achieving students' perceptions of disabilities and of students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms.  
This study investigates attitudes toward disability held by children with disabilities and average- and high-achieving children, and the latter two groups' experiences in inclusive...
260582216 Predicting first-grade reading performance from kindergarten response to Tier 1 instruction.  
Many schools are implementing multitier response-to-intervention (RTI) models to reduce reading difficulties. This study was part of our larger ongoing longitudinal RTI investigation within the...
260582215 Predicting school readiness for low-income children with disability risks identified early.  
This study examined school readiness at kindergarten entry for low-income children whose disability indicators were identified before age 3. Data were collected as part of the Early Head Start...
260582214 Waging a living: career development and long- term employment outcomes for young adults with disabilities.  
Youth with disabilities face many barriers in making the transition from high school to stable long-term employment. Researchers used case study methodology to examine the career development...
260582213 High school graduation of students with disabilities: how long does it take?  
This study explores the high school graduation experiences of students with disabilities, using data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2, 2010), and asking." (a) After...
260582212 Effects of individualized and standardized interventions on middle school students with reading disabilities.  
This study reports the effectiveness of a year-long, small-group, tertiary (Tier 3) intervention that examined 2 empirically derived but conceptually different treatments and a comparison...
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252289585 A social constructionist approach to disability: implications for special education.  
Proponents of a social model of disability derive their arguments from social constructionism. They combine different disabling conditions under one term: disability. Subsequently, they apply the...